Total number of Unilever employees worldwide 2003-2019

Unilever is a multi-national consumer goods company that produces food, beverages, cleaning agents and personal care products. As of 2019, the company employed a total of approximately 150,000 people around the world. The number of Unilever employees has fallen over the past number of years and are significantly lower than in 2003, when the company’s workforce was above 230,000.

Unilever

Unilever began in 1929 as a merger between a margarine producer and a soap maker. Today, Unilever boasts over 400 brands in the food and refreshments, personal care, and home care markets. Some of the company’s most recognizable brands are Knorr, Dove, Axe, and Lipton. Unilever is one of the leading fast-moving consumer goods companies in the world. Nestlé, Procter & Gamble (P&G), and PepsiCo are other leading companies in this area.

Unilever’s key markets

A large portion of Unilever’s revenue is generated from personal and household care product sales. Unilever had the second highest sales of any company operating in this sector in 2017. P&G, one of Unilver’s biggest rivals, were the only household/personal care company to outsell Unilever that year. The food and beverage industry is Unilever’s other key market. The beverage market is quite segmented and highly competitive, as such Unilever did not feature in the top ten leading beverage companies worldwide in 2017. It was the eleventh largest beverage company, behind competitors PepsiCo and Nestlé.

Total number of Unilever employees worldwide from 2003 to 2019 (in 1,000s)*

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2003 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures prior to 2018 were taken from previous editions of the publication.
* Number of employees at the end of each fiscal year.

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